As London’s Air Ambulance once again hovers over Ickenham’s thunderous skies I am starting to ask myself how safe are our roads?
I have contacted Hillingdon council several times through social media and raised my concerns about the traffic system around the village, most notably the Long Lane junction. After many many accidents in this hot spot nothing has ever been looked at and I have never seen a reply.
On the same day that the story breaks on getwestlondon.co.uk that Hillingdon council have still not put the “No Overtaking” lines down on Harvil Road (see http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/painting-no-overtaking-lines-notorious-7594355) we learn that a 54 year old Motorcyclist has sadly lost his life following an accident on Long Lane. (see http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/motorcyclist-killed-collision-ickenham-7598789 )
Now, we all know the difficulty of turning right onto Long Lane from Swakeleys road and the associated dangers but is it now time we demand a full review of the traffic system throughout the Village?
A NEW salon in has opened its doors proving business is booming in Ickenham. Harley Street, owned by 21-year-old Harley Mitchell and her business partner Dawn Barry, are offering eyelash extensions, nail treatments, tanning, facials, waxing and lots more.
“I’m really nervous and excited to be opening the salon this weekend – we’ve put a lot of hard work into getting the salon just the way we like and I can’t wait for everyone to see it," said Harley.
"We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone in and want to create a really welcoming and friendly atmosphere where people can come to relax and have a chat with us while getting their treatments done.
"This is a new and exciting challenge for me and I can’t wait to get started”
For more information call the salon on or follow the salon's Twitter page @HarleySt_UB10 for the latest news and offers.
The A40 was closed for a second time in three days last Wednesday following an accident on the Hillingdon Circus section bringing traffic to a standstill in surrounding areas.
A tipper lorry had stopped in the carriage way when the driver suffered a flat tyre. A second lorry struck the tipper and tore the side off his lorry. London's Air Ambulance was scrambled and attended along with local LAS, Police and LFB.
Both drivers were removed to hospital after the Fire Brigade had to cut one of the drivers free.
Photos by Ickenham Online